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Rahul Gandhi gets two-year jail term in Modi surname defamation case

Matter pertains to remarks against Modi surname made at public meeting in 2019

Rahul Gandhi, Congress MP
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“My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God, non-violence the means to get it. — Mahatma Gandhi”- Rahul Gandhi, Congress MP, in a tweet after the court verdict

Bhavini MishraAditi Phadnis New Delhi
Congress Member of Parliament from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi, was on Thursday sentenced to serve two years in jail by a court in Surat, Gujarat, in a criminal defamation case relating to derogatory remarks he made at a public meeting in 2019 about the surname Modi.

Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Varma held Gandhi guilty under sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the Indian Penal Code. However, the judge gave Gandhi 30 days to appeal against the order, but it was not clear if the sentence was suspended.

Gandhi, who was present in the court for the verdict, later

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First Published: Mar 23 2023 | 8:32 PM IST

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